RORC North Sea Race 24th – 30th May 2022
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the North Sea Race hosted by the Royal Harwich Yacht Club in their fabulous modern clubhouse. The North Sea Race starts outside Harwich and meanders around the Galloper wind farm before heading north to Smith’s Knoll Buoy and across to the famous sailing city of the Hague and the Scheveningen Yacht Club. The majority of the teams come from the Netherlands, teams from Austria, Great Britain, Belgium, France and Germany will also be racing.
This package includes:
- 2 x Watch leader
- Pre-departure Safety Briefing
- On board training
- Your bunk
- Team shirt
- Marina and Berthing fees
- Food on board while racing and training
- Wet weather gear
- Race entry fees
Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.
Telefonica Black is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!
We like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.
The Race – North Sea Race
Training Days: Tuesday 24th May (alongside), Wednesday 25th – Thursday 26th May (Training/delivery sail days) 2022
Race Start: Friday 27th May 2022
Arrive in Gunwharf Quays Marina at the yacht on Tuesday at 9am where you’ll be introduced to the boat, professional crew, and get to meet your fellow sailors!
There will be three days of training including 1 day alongside training and preparation and 2 training/delivery sail days. The training will focus on a safety brief, deck, winch and backstay briefs, MOB drills and sail changes. Following this, an early start on Friday to begin the race to Scheveningen, The Netherlands. The race length is 181 nautical miles however the total distance of this trip including the delivery and return to Portsmouth is 575NM.
There will be a Skipper, and 2 watch leaders onboard.
When you book onto one of our races you are fully committing yourself, you are not a passenger on this boat. We really feel strongly that this is your boat to race and we facilitate that in every way we can. We keep the boat running, look after you, keep you fed and watered and provide support on all the watches.
You are split into 2 watches. On short races, they are 3-hour watches and on longer races, they are 4 hours. The skipper floats between both watches and is always on hand if you need him. The watch leaders help you in all aspects of the deck, from sail changes to evolutions. They have experience on the yacht and will keep you safe and competitive. They also do all the cooking and cleaning so you get to focus on racing.
For more information and the history of the race please visit the RORC North Sea Race website.
Westabout Ltd cannot guarantee the dates or routes given. We will always prioritise your safety. Due to bad weather or wind conditions, there can be delays for which we cannot accept liability.
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